Sybil Derrible

Sybil DerribleResearch Associate Professor, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy
Associate Professor, Civil and Materials Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago
842 West Taylor Street
2071 ERF, MC 246
Phone: 312-996-2429
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Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Toronto (Canada), 2006-2010
DESO, Ecole Centrale of Lyon (France), 2005-2006
M.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London (United-Kingdom), 2002-2006

Dr. Derrible is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering and a Research Associate Professor in the Institute of Environmental Science and Policy. He is also the Director of the Complex and Sustainable Urban Networks (CSUN) Lab at UIC. Dr. Derrible joined the University of Illinois at Chicago in the fall of 2012 after having spent a year in Singapore as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology.

Originally from St Pierre and Miquelon, a small French overseas territory close to Canada with a population of 6,000 inhabitants, Dr. Derrible is passionate about big cities. His main research interest is sustainable and resilient urban infrastructure planning. Whether it is the water/wastewater system, the electricity grid, the building stock, or the transportation system, all are part of a nexus of co-dependent and ubiquitous elements of infrastructure that is vital to our cities. By applying concepts from the emerging fields of complex systems and network science, Dr. Derrible aims to develop new planning and design practices for more intelligent, integrated and distributed urban infrastructure networks. Dr. Derrible has published in a range of academic journals, from Transportation and the Transportation Research Record to Physica A and PLoS ONE.

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